Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Group
This class is in partnership with Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum staff.
Learn how to construct simple traps to secure wild animals for food in a survival situation.
Trapping is the most efficient way to gather food in a survival situation. Once set, traps hunt for you while you rest or work on other survival tasks therefore conserving energy. In this short class you will learn the basic principles behind traps and how to construct them focusing on a few select traps such as the deadfall, toggle stick, spring pole and snare.
This class harms NO animals and all local trapping laws are adhered to.
Learn how to preserve meat by smoking. Smoking is an ancient method of food preservation that is still practiced because it adds an interesting flavor. Smoking is a preservative because smoke contains chemical compounds that retard the growth of harmful bacteria.
This event is FREE to MAPS members. Join MAPS Group Here!
We will meet in Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum's Indian Village.
Bring your own snacks, lunch and beverage for the day.
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum is a state history and archaeology museum exploring the changing cultures and environment of the Chesapeake Bay region of the past 12,000 years.
Visitors can investigate thousands of years of human history by touring archaeological sites and trails, acres of working farmland, restored farm buildings and museum exhibits, and by attending educational programs.
More than 70 archaeological sites have been identified, from the prehistoric period 9,000 years ago through the Colonial period, and including the site of the 1814 Battle of St. Leonard Creek the largest naval engagement in Maryland's history.
Located just 45 minutes south of the Washington Capital Beltway in Calvert County, Maryland.
From the North
From Washington Beltway: (approx. 1 hour)
From Baltimore:(approx. 1 hour; 45 minutes)
From Annapolis: (approx. 1 hour)
From Waldorf: (approx. 45 minutes)
From the South
From Lexington Park: (approx. 45 minutes)
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